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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3599–3602

Enhancement of the ensemble-averaged coupling between defects in random environments

Matthias Heinrich, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Felix Dreisow, Stefan Nolte, Mordechai Segev, and Alexander Szameit  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3599-3602 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003599


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Abstract

We theoretically and experimentally explore the coupling behavior of defect pairs immersed in amorphous host lattices. Our observations in photonic lattice arrangements clearly demonstrate how such disordered environments can systematically accelerate the hopping dynamics between localized defect states.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2014
Published: June 11, 2014

Citation
Matthias Heinrich, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Felix Dreisow, Stefan Nolte, Mordechai Segev, and Alexander Szameit, "Enhancement of the ensemble-averaged coupling between defects in random environments," Opt. Lett. 39, 3599-3602 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-12-3599


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